Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead

People gather at a sidewalk memorial for two children who were killed the previous week when they were struck by a car in Brooklyn New York

Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead

Authorities say a woman who lost control of her auto and fatally struck two toddlers in a Brooklyn crosswalk has died of an apparent suicide.

Dorothy Bruns, 45, was found dead on her bed inside her Concord home by a friend late Tuesday afternoon - with a bottle of prescription anti-depressant pills and the small handwritten note nearby, sources said.

Earlier this year, Bruns had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault.

A driver who faced 15 years in jail for killing two young children and an unborn baby has taken her own life, police say.

The girl's mother is Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles.

Prosecutors said a doctor had told Bruns to not drive, and her driving record revealed several past violations, including speeding and running red lights.

Ruthie Ann Miles and her family faced an unthinkable tragedy when her four-year-old daughter Abigail was struck and killed by a auto in New York City earlier this year.

Dorothy Bruns receives medical attention at the crash scene on March 5, 2018. Abigail died and her mother, who was 39 weeks pregnant at the time, was injured.

Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, won a featured actress Tony in 2015 for her role as Lady Thiang in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I'. Laura Lew and her one-year-old son Joshua (right) were also hit. And in September 2017, she struck a pedestrian in Long Island City, after which the NYPD reportedly failed to investigate the incident.

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